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The Lincoln assassination conspirators : their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft

Author: John F Hartranft; Edward Steers; Harold Holzer
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009.
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On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day through the execution of four of the accomplices, the Pennsylvania-born general held  Read more...
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Lincoln assassination conspirators.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008034686
(OCoLC)244293168
Named Person: John F Hartranft; Abraham Lincoln; John F Hartranft; Abraham Lincoln; John F Hartranft; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Hartranft; Edward Steers; Harold Holzer
ISBN: 9780807135044 0807135046
OCLC Number: 650310483
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Foreword, by Allen Weinstein; Preface; Acknowledgments; I The Story; II The Letterb ook: Transcribed and Annotated; Appendix: Reproductions from the Letterbook; Hartranft's Appointment and the Rules of the Prison; A Typical Two-Page Spread from the Letterbook; Hartranft's Response on Charges Mudd Was Given SpecialTreatment; The Execution Order from Major General Hancock; Hartranft's Report of the Execution; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Steers, Jr., and Harold Holzer ; with a foreword by Allen Weinstein.

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On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day through the execution of four of the accomplices, the Pennsylvania-born general held responsibility for the most notorious prisoners in American history. A strict adherent to protocol, Hartranft kept a meticulously detailed account of his experiences in the form of a.

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